At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control volunteers are a vital part of our team! Apply to be a volunteer to start making a difference in the lives of shelter animals today!
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and commit to at least three months of volunteering with the shelter.
We have volunteer opportunities every day of the week at various times. Work until 5 p.m.? No problem! We have volunteer roles that would work with your work schedule and weekend needs as well! Whether you can come weekly or a few times a month - we have a role for you!
Most volunteer positions are at our shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road, but we do have options to help clean our adoptable cats at area Petsmart and Pet Supplies Plus stores.
WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?
From helping clean the dog or cat areas, welcoming guests at the front door, to helping back in surgery - our volunteers do it all. We currently have about 270 volunteers helping the animals in our care. Whether you have a lot of animal handling experience or prefer a more hands-off way of helping we have the role for you. Below is a list of volunteer positions at the shelter:
Dog Kennel Care
Cat Kennel Care
Cat Isolation Care
Off-Site Cat Care (Petsmart and Pet Supplies Plus stores)
Laundry and Dishes
Small Animal Care
You can read the complete Volunteer Manual HERE.